Raum. Zeit. Kultur. Anthologie zur Baukultur

Raum. Zeit. Kultur

Anthologie zur Baukultur

Ar­chitek­tur Forum Ostschweiz ini­ti­ated a se­ries of news­pa­per ar­ti­cles about note­wor­thy re­gional con­struc­tions and plans. Now, the ar­ti­cles are pre­sented in a large-for­mat, rel­a­tively slim white vol­ume with a small black title font and a con­tents list­ing on the cover, to­gether with es­says on the topic. In­side, the lay­outs once again em­ploy large areas of white. Most pages have just one con­spic­u­ously nar­row col­umn that is filled with ei­ther text (often to the left) or im­ages (often to the right). The re­sult is an un­con­ven­tional con­struc­tion of the book space, with a strongly ver­ti­cal ori­en­ta­tion that echoes the ar­chi­tec­tural theme. Columns of text and im­ages are treated al­most ex­actly the same, often ap­pear­ing side by side on dou­ble pages to cre­ate a par­al­lel read­ing flow. The ty­pog­ra­phy is ex­cep­tional, and over­all the book cre­ates an im­pres­sion of calm and ef­fi­ciency.

Architektur Forum Ostschweiz, St. Gallen
Samuel Bänziger, Rosario Florio, Larissa Kasper, St. Gallen
Kösel GmbH & Co. KG, Altusried-Krugzell (DE)
Triest Verlag für Architektur, Design und Typografie, Zürich
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